Bill maintained the role of being the Flyers' color commentator for five seasons; beginning with the 1988-89 season.
Bill originally played the goalie position, starting at age eight; he later switched to center at twelve.
Before entering the NHL, Bill played for the Ottawa 67's in the Ontario Hockey Association [OHA]. He also spent two seasons in the American Hockey League [AHL], one with the Quebec Aces and the second with the Richmond Robins.
Bill played a total of 719 career regular-season games in the NHL.
Bill's first game as a color-analyst for the NHL was between the Chicago Black Hawks and the Minnesota North Stars.
Bill has three daughters [Regan, Christa, Savannah] and one son [Chase] with his wife, Cissie.
In a poll by The Hockey News, Bill was voted favorite national TV personality.
Bill's most memorable moment as a hockey announcer was the New York Rangers' run at the Stanley Cup in 1994.
Bill has a street named after him in the city of Thurso, Quebec.
Bill has made appearances in over 250 televised commercials to date .
Bill played for a total of three teams during his tenure in the NHL, these are [in chronological order]: Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals, and the Calgary Flames.
Bill served as the Washington Capitals team captain for the 1975-76 season.
Bill hosts a Flyers-based radio talk show [WBCB 1490 AM] in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Bill provided commentary for EA Sports' NHL 07 video game.
Playing badminton in high school, Bill won province championships.
Bill was a part of the 1974 and 1975 Stanley Cup-winning Flyers teams. He played a total of four seasons with Philadelphia.
Bill is a regular guest on XM Radio's "In the Slot" hockey show.
Bill was selected in the second round of the NHL 1970 Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers [18th overall].
Bill: (on winning the Stanley Cup) It's surreal to dream about it for so many years then to finally have it happen.